This image from the National Trust for Historic Preservation website says it all. Invest in an existing community today. It makes more sense now than ever before.
We already have roads and utilities. We've got museums. We've got a library. We've got schools your kids can walk to. We've got a great bookstore. We can walk to trendy new restaurants as well as old trusted ones. The Y will be here in less than a year.
Move closer to work and put that SUV up for sale now while you can still get some money for it. There's probably a small commune that could really use that 6000 sq foot house you built, sell it now...
Come on. You know you want to.